United Way

POCATELLO - The Pocatello Police Department is accepting donations of old, unused cell phones. These phones can be used by refugees and abuse victims to allow them access to emergency services. Phones can be dropped off during regular business hours at the Pocatello Police Station located at 711 N. 7th Ave. in Pocatello.

Alliance Hospice Volunteering is seeking volunteers to give the gift of presence and time, simply by visiting people with a terminal illness. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check and complete a minimum of six hours of volunteer orientation and training. Volunteers provide companionship, offer emotional support and can often help with light household chores, running errands or reading encouraging stories. Volunteers also can complete a Memory Book, highlighting a hospice patient's life. Please contact Danny Harry at (208) 478-6677.

Salvation Army is currently seeking volunteers to organize their food pantry. Volunteers will be trained to sort and stock donated food. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact them at (208) 232-5318 or visit their office at 400 N. 4th Ave. in Pocatello.

Visit Pocatello is looking for volunteers to staff the Pocatello Visitor Center throughout the summer. They are seeking people who can be at the Visitor Center for a three-hour shift once a week at any time between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you enjoy visiting with people from all over the world, have a little general knowledge about the area and like to help people then this is a great fit for you. Please call Brigitta Bright or Lucinda Klein at (208) 479-7659 or email admin@visitpocatello.com if interested or for more information.

Aid For Friends is in need of toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies, baby wipes and all sizes of disposable diapers. Donations can be brought to 653 S. 4th Ave. in Pocatello.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a specially trained volunteer from the community who is appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of a child that is or could be placed into foster care. The CASA helps ensure that the child's right to a safe, permanent home is acted upon in a sensitive and expedient manner and that progress is being made to achieve permanency for the child. CASA acts as the "eyes and the ears of the Court." Appointed by the judge, the CASA does his/her own independent investigation of the facts of the case and reports the facts, along with his/her recommendations, to the Court. The CASA stands as the representative for the child during all court proceedings. For more information, contact Lesli Schei at (208) 232-2272 or visit their website at casa6id.org.

Kevin Bailey, Rainbow Maldonado, Molly Olson and Felice Otero staff the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. To request or offer in-kind donations send an e-mail to molly@unitedwaysei.org or call (208) 232-1389.